Entertainment at Redroaster
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7.45/8pm Thursday 30 October
£5 (£3 concs.)
Poetry Night: Readings and Open Mic

Poets reading tonight:

Andrew Forster has published two collections of poetry with Flambard Press: 'Fear of Thunder', shortlisted for the Forward prize for Best First Collection in 2008, and 'Territory'.  He is Literature Officer for the Wordsworth Trust.

Pete Howells spent four years as a singer-songwriter and has published three novels, one book of poetry and a children's novel.

Plus! Open Mic
(2 min slots-- arrive early to sign up)

Hosted by Michaela Ridgway

8-10pm Thursday 6 November
BookMachine Brighton

Key speaker: Emlyn Rees, author (Sunday Times bestseller 'Come Together'), editor, and director of the Dark & Stormy Crime Festival.  Published at 25, Emlyn knows the publishing industry inside out.

Your ticket includes the chance to win some great books as well as collaborate with the other guests on some book-themed challenges.

Bar and nibbles.

8pm Friday 7 November
What it is to be Irish: Tony Frisby and friends

Music, Musings and Poetry from Tony Frisby, Paddy O'Keeffe and Ben Blake (two Irishmen and a Frenchman)

Tony writes: "Hi all - Paddy O'Keeffe and I will offering a few insights into 'What it is to be Irish'at Redroaster on the 7th. I'll be reading tales from my Irish childhood and some of my poetry whilst Paddy will read from the works of Seamus Heaney, Paul Durkin and WB Yeats plus offering further insights into the Irish mind. The musical element is provided by Ben Blake whose guitar and great singing is fast becoming a very welcome feature of the cafe. We'd love to see you there."

Trees on the Downs
14 September - 2 November 2014
Trees on the Downs

Local photographer Finn Hopson is showing more of his beautiful tree pictures for autumn at Redroaster. All the pictures are accompanied by small maps which show the trees location on the Downs.

Finn says: "These photographs were taken within a few miles of Redroaster, in the fields and woodlands of Britain’s newest national park.

"The eastern end of the South Downs isn’t known for its trees and woodland, but they are an essential part of the character of this landscape, outlining the shapes of fields and villages, providing a sense of scale to open downland, silhouetting against morning mists and throwing shadows across the land as the sun rises and sets.

"Like so much of the Downs, the trees here have been cultivated, managed and coppiced over the years, but despite this endless human interaction, they provide some disorder amidst the carefully regimented and groomed fields. It's impossible to find true wilderness in such a crowded part of the country, but the woods and hawthorn-studded pathways of the Downs provide endless opportunities to get happily lost for a few hours in this gentle, rolling countryside."

In July Finn opened a new gallery underneath the arches near the West Pier, where a larger collection of his South Downs work can be seen. When he’s not in his gallery Finn spends most of his time wandering the hills at silly times of the day and night or looking after his two tiny daughters, which also seems to involve a lot of early starts.

Illumination by Woodstar
29 September 2013 -
Illumination by Woodstar

Brighton wood sculptor Dave Gourlay of Woodstar, has created a series of architectural lights displaying the translucence of different wood veneers, which form a permanent exhibition at the cafe. 

The pendant Trinity shades are adjustable.  When shut down they give sculptural mood lighting, when opened up they allow a practical quantity of direct light to suffuse the room.  Woodstar offer a range of pendant and wall mounted lampshades.  Alternatively you can specify a unique light, or combination of lights which reflect the proportions, palette and feel of your particular scheme.

Woodstar is a Brighton based company, specialising in shaping wood into curves, circles
and spheres.  They take their inspiration from classical geometry and natural forms.

If you would like to view further examples of their work (all displayed at Redroaster
are for sale) please go to the Woodstar website .

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8.00am to 6.30pm on Sunday
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